"Maps - Region": Allow for coloring by categories

  • Describe Feature
    When coloring a map, I’d like to have ability to color by category and allow for multiple colors.

  • What is the use case?
    When building a regional map, there are times when a single scale simply won’t provide the whole picture. Especially if you’re trying to layer in 2 related concepts at once.

Example: If I were an analyst at Uber and I wanted to visually answer the question (on a county grain): “Where regions have high demand, but insufficient drivers?”

The benefit of visualizing it on a regional map is that ideally at a glance I can visually see where the contiguous areas are that have high demand, but low supply.

I would create a few general categories and assign colors:

  1. No demand / Not serviced - Light Neutral Color
  2. Sufficient supply for demand - Green
  3. Medium demand - Yellow
  4. High demand and critically low supply - Dark Red
  5. High demand and medium low supply - Red
  6. High demand and slightly low supply - Light Red

(While one could probably create some sort of scoring to represent this on a scale, it’ll be significantly more effort to do)

  • How often would this feature be used?
    Logistics companies would benefit from this, we use these types of maps on a very frequent basis.

  • What is the impact of this feature on your organization?
    High impact

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100% Totally agree with this. :world_map:

I’d love the ability to layer those categories and use various transparency levels to easily call out what regions are high/low in different categories.